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Dave Anderson

08:59AM | 12/04/03
Member Since: 10/23/02
41 lifetime posts
What is the minimum distance that wall materials may come from a brick chimney. Currently, there is paneling glued to the masonry. I don't think that's code...



Glenn Good

04:34AM | 12/06/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
314 lifetime posts
Check with your local building inspection department. All local building inspections departments have the right to enforce codes that are more stringent than the national code and as such may be different.



04:00PM | 12/27/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
This will depend on what kind of chimney it is too. A wood or caol burner needs a different chimney than an oil burner or gas appliance.

But as a generall rule, you need one to two inches of air between combustibles and the masonry.

Now though, is your "paneling" a combustinble wood, as most are, or is it a proprietary material made for such an application as this...

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